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## Re: r5rs section 6.2.3 inexactness and rational sqrt

**From**: |
Ray Lehtiniemi |

**Subject**: |
Re: r5rs section 6.2.3 inexactness and rational sqrt |

**Date**: |
Fri, 16 Apr 2004 17:49:33 -0600 |

**User-agent**: |
Mutt/1.4i |

On Sat, Apr 17, 2004 at 09:23:40AM +1000, Kevin Ryde wrote:
>* Ray Lehtiniemi <address@hidden> writes:*
>* >*
>* > guile> (floor 1234)*
>* > 1234.0*
>* >*
>* > i'd expect that to be an exact integer, and indeed r5rs section 6.2.3*
>* > says that (floor n) should return an exact integer as long as the input*
>* > is exact:*
>* *
>* Yep, that looks wrong. Marius applied a fix not so long ago in the*
>* head, lobby him for the same in 1.6.*
well, it's not super critical (for me anyway) since i have the workaround.
any idea when the next stable series is due?
>* Alas, sqrt 6 comes out as a flonum, which is rational.*
bummer. seems that MIT/GNU scheme 7.7.1 does the same thing too, though....
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Ray L <address@hidden>